Netherfield

Maria Standen,
Swallow Farm

Netherfield Halloween Party to be held at Netherfield Village Hall on Wednesday October 31 2012 from 5.30pm till 8.30pm. Barbeque, disco, fancy dress and pumpkin competition. Lots of Fun and Games. All welcome. £1.00 per person.

Working party required to paint the village hall. Dulux has donated the paint, all the preparation has been done. If you can spare a few hours during the weekend of Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 November please contact Marissa on 01424 838106 or call into the shop.

Netherfield Church - Another brilliant week for our church: especially the further boost in funds raised by another quiz hosted by the White Hart. Nine teams turned up to have their knowledge challenged or perhaps just for a meal and light hearted competition. Sean really has got the level of questions just about right as, again it was very close right up to the final round. I am too embarrassed to acknowledge any praise for being part of the winning team, however, it is the second time now so perhaps some form of handicapping needs to be applied! Thank you to Sean for hosting the quiz and to the teams for their support which raised over £100 – not bad for a fun evening.

It may appear that raising money is high on our agenda and you would be right. The financial difficulties within the diocese of Chichester that have been widely reported in the media are affecting all our local churches. Any subsidy that churches were receiving from the diocese to keep going is likely to be reduced if not removed totally. I am pleased to say that our church is one of the best in this area at meeting the annual contribution and will, within a couple of years, providing we continue to get the support needed, be totally self financing. In broad terms this is some £12,000 or more each year to operate and support the diocesan costs. We are competing with all the other very worthy charities, in particularly tough times, for people’s money and I do thank everyone for every penny they decide to give to our church through events.

This Sunday’s service is at Netherfield and is a joint Holy Communion with Mountfield. The first Sunday in November will be a non-Eucharist Family Service at Mountfield. All services are at the usual time of 10 am. Paul Smith, Churchwarden.

Remember to buy your national Lottery tickets in the shop.

Netherfield Village Hall bookings - Marrissa Stepanek 01424 838106, or call in at the village shop.

There are various groups meeting throughout the month including Boules, The Rover group, The Harley Davidson group, T.R.Cars and The Breakaway Club, if you would like to know more about any of the dates and times or the darts and football teams please give Sean a ring on 01424 838382. White Hart Boules Pitch. The pieste is free to use, any clubs please feel free to come and use the pieste, FOC any time except match days which are Saturday afternoons throughout the season.  We have a group of ladies and Gents that play amongst themselves Monday Lunchtimes.

THE MOBILE LIBRARY will be outside the shop from 11.50 – 12.10 on Friday’s November 9 & 23.

East Sussex Hearing Resource Centre is a registered charity working in partnership with Adult Social Care to provide a no charge mobile information and advice service for Deaf, deafened and hard of hearing people living in East Sussex. The vehicle, which is funded by the Big Lottery, is equipped to offer demonstrations of assistive equipment and hearing screening tests (if time permits). The mobile unit will be visiting Battle on Thursday November 15, and will be in Market Square from 10.30am – 3.30pm. The bus is accessible to wheelchair users and representatives from both the East Sussex Hearing Resource Centre and Adult Social Care will be available to provide individual information and advice on all aspects of hearing loss. For further information please contact: East Sussex Hearing Resource Centre, Tel: 01323 722505 (voice/text/fax) e-mail: info@eshrc.org.uk

To include your event or local Netherfield news please e mail me maria.standen@tesco.net